No matter. The White House Correspondents Dinner is just a chance for Democrats and Republicans to yuck it up with the beautiful people. For the Beltway Bubble to throw a party, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, for Hollywood swells. For President Obama to crack wise on Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney, and receive a thumbs-up from Rick Santorum.
It’s the type of evening in which the president can thank the GOP leadership in attendance “for taking time from their exhausting schedule of not passing any laws” — and the GOP leadership will laugh.
We’re all friends here.
By the way, before it became the political equivalent of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the WHCA was formed in 1914 as a liaison between the press and the president. Every president since Calvin Coolidge has attended the dinner. Some of the proceeds from the dinner pay for journalism scholarships for college students — but we won’t be needing those soon, when the big meal is taken over by the “Partisan Flame-Throwers Blogging from Our Basement” Dinner.
The UK edition of Glamour has chosen Kristen Stewart as “Best Dressed.”
We’re sure the desire to put the star of “Twilight” on their cover had nothing to do with it.
“Kristen is always effortlessly on-trend,” said the editors. “Her evolution from awkward teen to style queen has made the ‘Twilight’ star a fashion icon every girl can relate to.”
Emma Watson finished second in the mag’s poll, Victoria Beckham third and Kate Middleton fourth.
Younger sister Pippa Middleton, who turned heads at the royal wedding, did not turn heads at Glamour. She finished 47th.
In a BFF battle, No. 33 Selena Gomez edged out No. 34 Taylor Swift.
Beyonce? A distressing No. 27, just behind No. 26 Lady Gaga and well behind former Destiny’s Child mate Kelly Rowland, No. 14. The Brits have warmed to Kelly now that she’s a judge on one of their many TV karaoke contests.
“Fashion Star” fashionista Jessica Simpson did not crack the Top 50.
“Access Hollywood” reports that now that he’s “dating” Kim K., Kanye West is acting like a member of the Kardashian family. Is it possible to become more self-centered?
— Daily News wire services contributed to this report.